60 days in Switzerland, Orleans & Lisbon Itinerary

60 days in Switzerland, Orleans & Lisbon Itinerary

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60 days in Switzerland, Orleans & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5​h 30​min
1
Orleans, France
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 12 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 9 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Neuchatel, Switzerland
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Fribourg, Switzerland
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Martigny, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Blatten, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 7 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

8
nights
Orleans, France

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Chambord and Manoir de Courboyer. You'll explore and learn at Ecomusee du Perche and Espace Memoire du Patrimoine de l'Equipement et des Ponts et Chaussees. Explore Orleans' surroundings by going to Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères (in Ingrannes), Domaine National de Chambord (in Chambord) and Longny-au-Perche (Charcuterie J.L PALLU, Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Pitie, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cheverny, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum National des Barres, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Photographie, and examine the collection at Musee Vivant de l’Apiculture.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Orleans trip itinerary planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Orleans is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Orleans are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Longny-au-Perche, Chambord, Fontainebleau, Ecomusee du Perche, Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères
Highlights from your plan
Ecomusee du Perche ©
Ecomusee du Perche
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny

12
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and National Museum of Ancient Art. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Evora (Biblioteca Publica de Evora, Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), &more), Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more) and Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo (in Arraiolos). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, wander the streets of Alfama, and learn about all things military at Museu de Marinha.

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Explore your travel options from Orleans to Lisbon with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Orleans to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Orleans in March; daily highs in Lisbon reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Sintra, Evora, Borboletario Tropical, Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

9
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Popular historic sites such as Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and Cathedrale de St-Pierre are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Patek Philippe Museum and House of Basketball. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Lausanne (Escaliers du Marche, Christ Church Lausanne, &more), Plexus Art Gallery (in Montreux) and Lavaux Vineyard Terraces (in Lutry). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne, explore the world behind art at Musee Alexis Forel, examine the collection at Volkswrecks Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Geneva travel app.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Geneva takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in March, expect Geneva to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lausanne, Morges, Vevey, Montreux, House of Basketball
Highlights from your plan
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

9
nights
Neuchatel, Switzerland

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Communication and Moulins souterrains du Col-des-Roches. Get a sense of the local culture at Kunstmuseum Bern and Spielzeugmuseum Riehen. Get out of town with these interesting Neuchatel side-trips: Heiternplatz (in Zofingen), Bally Schuhmuseum (in Schoenenwerd) and Collegiale Saint-Germain (in Moutier). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Rochers des Sommetres, walk around Creux du Van, explore the activities along Etangs de Bonfol, and examine the collection at Watch Museum of Le Locle.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Neuchatel trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Geneva to Neuchatel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fribourg.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bern, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Le Locle, Boudry, Solothurn
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Communication ©
Museum of Communication
Kunstmuseum Bern ©
Kunstmuseum Bern
Watch Museum of Le Locle ©
Watch Museum of Le Locle

9
nights
Fribourg, Switzerland

Fribourg ©
Fribourg or Freiburg is the capital of the Swiss canton of Fribourg and the district La Sarine. Museum-lovers will appreciate Klingendes Museum and Kindermuseum Creaviva. Visit Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) and The Cathedral of Bern for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fribourg: Bern (Swiss Brand Museum, Museum of Natural History of Bern, &more), Pisciculture de la Gruyere (in Neirivue) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Schweizerisches , take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Contemporary Art Gallery (Kunsthalle Bern), and Head underground at Les Gorges De La Jogne.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Fribourg road trip site.

Getting from Neuchatel to Fribourg by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In April in Fribourg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Martigny.

Things to do in Fribourg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bern, Granges-Paccot, Avenches, Schorenweiher, Les Gorges De La Jogne
Highlights from your plan
Kindermuseum Creaviva ©
Kindermuseum Creaviva
Klingendes Museum ©
Klingendes Museum
Schweizerisches ©
Schweizerisches

3
nights
Martigny, Switzerland

Martigny ©
Martigny is the capital of the French-speaking district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Fondation Opale and Obser-va-toire Francois-Xavier Bagnoud will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Chillon and Schloss Leuk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Martigny: Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne (in Bramois), Reserve naturelle de Pouta-Fontana (in Grone) and Chemin des Planetes (in Saint-Luc). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Domaines des Iles, examine the collection at Musee de la Fausse Monnaie, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Archaeology (Musee cantonal d'archeologie), and take in the awesome beauty at Mont-Fort.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Martigny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fribourg to Martigny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Fribourg in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Martigny, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Blatten.

Things to do in Martigny

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sion, Lens, Saint-Luc, Chateau de Chillon, Musee de la Fausse Monnaie
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Opale ©
Fondation Opale
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne ©
Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne

2
nights
Blatten, Switzerland

Blatten ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Betelberg, grab your bike and head to Trottiland, look for gifts at Trummer Woodcarving, then fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch, and finally admire the majestic nature at Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Sibe Brunne, let the kids burn off some steam at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, then get engrossed in the history at Lotschentaler Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Burgkirche Raron, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Blatten trip maker website.

Getting from Martigny to Blatten by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Blatten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lenk im Simmental, Raron, Adelboden, Lotschentaler Museum, Parc naturel Pfyn-Finge
Highlights from your plan
Sibe Brunne ©
Sibe Brunne
Lotschentaler Museum ©
Lotschentaler Museum
Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael ©
Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael

7
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Visit Kapelle Schwarzsee "Maria zum Schnee" and Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta" for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Kapelle Riffelberg "Bruder Klaus". Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Art'Collections Museum (in Crans-Montana) and Cabane de Moiry (in Grimentz). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, cruise along Gornergrat, pick up some new knowledge with Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zermatt road trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blatten to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Art'Collections Museum, Cabane de Moiry
Highlights from your plan
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

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